Letters, Testimony & Comments

BIO submits letters, testimony, and comments to government and regulatory bodies throughout the United States and around the world.

Featured Letters, Testimony, & Comments
More than 135 Emerging Biotech Leaders Urge…

We represent the community of emerging biotechnology companies whose researchers and scientists strive daily to develop innovative life-changing therapies and cures for patients. We take pride that we are providing hope to patients and their families and changing the world through medical breakthroughs

BIO Comments on CMS National Coverage Decision…

BIO provided comments on the Centers for CMS’ National Coverage Determination for Diagnostic Laboratory Tests using NGS for Medicare Beneficiaries with Germline (Inherited) Cancer.

BIO Comments on RFS Standards for 2020 and…
BIO's comments on the EPA’s administration of the of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)  program and how it has put the investments made by BIO Member companies at risk and threatens to prevent growth in advanced and cellulosic biofuels as the…
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February 13, 2020
February 11, 2020 Re: Docket No. FDA–2019-D-4751: Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act Implementation Guidance for Pediatric Studies of Molecularly Targeted Oncology Drugs Dear Sir/Madam: The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO…
February 7, 2020
February 3, 2020 Dear Sir/Madam: The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) thanks the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) for the opportunity to submit comments regarding FDA’s public workshop on Patient-Focused Drug Development…
February 3, 2020
In comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), BIO applauds the SEC for taking a proactive approach in amending the exemptions from the proxy rules for proxy voting. If adopted, the proposal will significantly improve proxy firm…
December 20, 2019
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is pleased to respond to the Select Committee's Request for Information (RFI) on how supportive public policy can help biotechnology reduce greenhouse gas emissions, enhance carbon sequestration,…
January 10, 2020
January 7, 2020 Re: Docket No. FDA–2019-N-3453: Promoting Effective Drug Development Programs: Opportunities and Priorities for the Food and Drug Administration's Office of New Drugs Dear Sir/Madam: The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO…
January 10, 2020
January 4, 2020 Re: Docket No. FDA–2019-N-5157: 2019 Public Meeting on Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Standard Core Sets: Clinical Outcome Assessments and Endpoints Grant Program. Dear Sir/Madam: The Biotechnology Innovation Organization…
December 17, 2019
On December 16, 2019, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) provided comments on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Notice to Public of Website Location of CDRH Fiscal Year 2020 Proposed Guidance Development; In Vitro…
December 17, 2019
On November 27, 2019, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) provided comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) National Coverage Determination for Diagnostic Laboratory Tests using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)…
December 5, 2019
In a letter addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), 138 emerging biotech leaders warn that H.R. 3, the Lower Drug Cost Now Act, will “shatter the dreams” of patients and families who stand to…
August 30, 2019
BIO's comments on the EPA’s administration of the of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)  program and how it has put the investments made by BIO Member companies at risk and threatens to prevent growth in advanced and cellulosic biofuels as the…